Region VII All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Committee Presents


Tinley Park Convention Center – September 22, 2023
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Schedule subject to change

6:30 – 7:30
Early Bird Session – Stop the Bleed Part I. Click here for details »
Limited to 50 participants.

7:00 – 7:50
Registration and Breakfast. Music provided by the Joliet American Legion Band.
Dr. James Doherty – Conference Moderator

7:50 – 8:00
Honor Guard and National Anthem – Illinois State Police

8:00 – 8:50
Carley Posey – Anticipating the Unthinkable

8:55 – 9:45
Annual Gary J. Merlotti Memorial Keynote Address
Lieutenant Jason C. Redman, Naval Officer, US Naval SEAL – Get off the X and Learn to Lead

9:45 – 10:05

10:05 – 10:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session A:  Peter Lazzara – Pediatric Assessment in Trauma: The EMS Way
Session B:  Troy Siewert – Insightful Response to a Mental Health Crisis
Session C:  Mike Caplan – Our Deadliest Weather: “The Unexpected Killer”

11:00 – 12:00

12:05 – 12:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session D:  Kevin Sears – Considerations for Special Entrapment Incidents
Session E:  Dr. William Hampton – From Batteries to Lightning Bolts: Electrical Trauma
Session F: Dr. Niko Arendovich – Older Adult Trauma: From Triage to Decision
Session G: Stop the Bleed-Part II

1:00 – 1:50
Panel Discussion: Highland Park: The Surgical Perspective: Drs. Andrew Agos, Benjamin Lind, Edward Yastrow, Omar Morcos, and Mrs. Keely Roberts (Coopers mother)

1:50 – 2:10

2:10 – 3:00
Katie Goodman – The 8 Tools of Improv Comedy in Everyday Life

3:00 – 3:55
Steven Smith – Parkland Lessons Learned: Training and Communication

3:55 – 4:00
Closing Remarks – Dr. James Doherty

Trauma Nurse Coordinators:
Dana Arseneau RN, Michelle Dace RN, Megan Lynch RN, Aaron Konick RN, Leslie Livett RN and Danielle Wilson RN.

Activity Director: James Doherty, MD

Event Assistant: Marilyn Zanelli

A special thank you to: Stephanie L. Whitten, EMT-P, CHEC III EMS/Emergency Disaster Management Coordinator Advocate South Suburban Hospital for organizing the STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM, The Joliet American Legion Band, and the Illinois State Police for their participation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and assess the emergency preparedness responder’s roles and responsibilities during a mass casualty event.
  • Describe the importance and indications for utilizing hemorrhage control, protective equipment, and incident management planning.
  • Recognize the need for planning and education for all emergency responders to a mass casualty event, due to increased incidence of mass casualty type incidents.

Format: Lecture

Target Audience:
All Physicians, CERTS, Emergency Management Agency Representatives, Emergency Medicine Physicians, EMS Personnel, Hospital Staff, MRC, Pediatricians, Police and Fire Department Personnel, Public Health Staff, Red Cross, Registered Nurses and Trauma Surgeons, Mental Health Professionals, and Faith-based Organizations.

Commercial Support:
There is no commercial support for this activity.

Financial Support:
This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Credit Designation Statement:
Riverside Healthcare
Riverside Healthcare designates this activity for a maximum of 5.0 nursing contact hours.
Contact hours for nurses will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Riverside Healthcare is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.